It’s mid-April, which means there are fuzzy buds on the trees, crocuses nudging up from the earth, and people wandering around in shorts even though it’s barely 15°C. After all this time, it’s a relief to see signs of life again, but (if I may be truly honest) I’m perfectly content to fast-forward through spring all the way until we hit ripe, hot, sweaty summer.
Thus, in an attempt to usher our best season ever-closer, I teamed up with Alokozay Tea to create the perfect drink for when the weather finally warms.
It was so much fun to do the recipe testing for this cocktail — it felt like each attempt brought summer a little closer. I used Alokozay’s Mint Tea, which has all the bitterness and bright acidity of a classic black tea, but with a sweet minty finish. As someone who’s drunk copious glasses of both lemon iced tea and mint lemonade in the past, I knew that lemon would pair well with those two flavours. This left me to decide upon the booze, but, realistically, there was no competition: bourbon beckoned.
The result? A frozen tea cocktail I’d like to call ‘Summer’s Arrival.’
I loved that I didn’t even have to go to the store to buy the tea (though in Canada, it’s available at Metro, Food Basics and Adonis, and Bulk Barn stores), because I could order online through the Alokozay site. What can I say? I’m a sucker for getting packages in the mail — and this one arrived in just a couple days! If you’re interested in picking up some Alokozay Tea for yourself, they’re offering a coupon for One Tough Cookie readers that’ll get you $1.00 off any tea purchase, so enjoy!
Until next time!
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